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Field Sales Software for Flexible Orders and Invoices

Why would you need a specialized order entry software for your sales reps? The power of cloud-based, online field sales solutions can easily be overlooked in this very tight-knit industry, Outside sales operations are large and complex, and it can be hard to change old ways, but data is power in the modern era – …

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Wholesalers vs. Manufacturers

A couple of months ago I wrote a blog on the problems facing wholesale distributors, and while everything I talked about in that article is still very valid, I figured it was time to address some of the other issues facing wholesalers and DSD sellers. Streamline Everything! Competition is far fiercer than is used to …

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Accountability Is Key

The Manager’s Problem If you’ve ever managed anyone, you know just how important accountability is. If someone on your team isn’t reliable or accountable, it’s time for some changes. Another thing you probably know, if you’ve ever managed people, is how difficult and trying it can be to keep tabs on everyone. This difficulty is …

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The Power of Transparency

Every time I speak to a new client, I can always depend on hearing the same question; “Do you charge any hidden fees?” I understand why they ask, but it seems tragic to me all the same. The norm seems to be for company’s to tack on little fees and expenses in the terms and …

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Get excited for QBConnect!

Today I’m excited to announce that from November 6-8, inSitu Sales will be at Quickbooks® Connect in San Jose. This is a multi-day event where business owners, entrepreneurs, developers, accountants, investors, and so many more come together to connect and learn from one-another. There will be keynote speakers, technology trainings, panel discussions, business talks and …

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Trade war implications for your business

No matter where your political affiliations lie, everyone agrees that this trade war with China is bringing with it some serious ramifications. A recent post by Business Insider illustrated the current trends, and where they might be headed. Here I spell out some of the highlights from the article. The realities 1. Business optimism among small …

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Introducing our brand new Enhanced Analytics page

Our new enhanced analytics page brings all of your hidden sales data to the forefront. We give you the ability to see exactly how your sales variables affect one another, which in turn allows you to structure your sales process for maximum profits. If you ever wondered “why does my spiced rum sell better in …

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Why Empathetic Selling Works

Sales is hard. Having to continually deal with rejection can be brutal, as even the best salespeople can attest to. You can read all the books in the world on ways to become a successful salesman, and if you’re reading this then chances are you’ve done exactly that, but in reality being a successful salesperson …

The Wholesale Dilemma -Does Field Sales Rep Tracking Work?

The Dilemma When it comes to staying current, wholesalers have their work cut out for them. With thousands of brands, immense competition and fickle consumers, wholesalers have to stay agile in order to survive. Wholesalers have to understand what they are selling and who they are selling too. If you’re a wholesale distributor of soda …

Case Study: Dockspace

Overview: Dockspace is a Chicago-based boutique service provider of premium coffee, beverages, and breakroom snacks for offices. They bring the cafe experience to software companies, ad agencies, financial institutions and any other type of business that appreciates high quality kombucha, nitro cold brew coffee, refreshing sparkling water, and healthy, premium treats. I spoke with Founder …